After spending nearly five weeks traveling around the western United States I thought that I would return to Austin with an itch to get back on the road. That hasn’t happened. I quickly returned to playing chess, swimming, dancing, reading and juggling and am surprisingly content with being stationary.
In full recognition that my attitude might change after being here for a while longer, I am happy in my Texas non-nomadism. Austin has a lot to offer and I’m really looking forward to the sun easing up as October rolls in.
That said, I just sent out a feeler email to some friends about a winter trip to Utah’s canyon country. Perhaps my contentedness comes from a knowledge that I can go exploring whenever I want?